These workouts work wonders


Trainer Linda Vilagi leads her class on a “kick-butt” workout.


A 9 a.m. “TBG” class incorporates small bursts of cardio and toning exercises.


Group members break a sweat as they follow trainer Linda Vilagi in set of 80 dead lifts with dumbbells.


Denise Paller leads her arthritis therapy class through a series of low-impact exercises.


“We’re from O-HI-O!” echoes through the small room during the aquatics class.


Swimmers sing “The Hokey Pokey,” and slowly twirl in the water.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Warm weather is gone, sending folks inside to keep in shape for the next several months. We visited the Mercy Health and Recreation Center on Cooper Foster Park Road to catch some workout photos and found people having fun with TBG —that’s Thighs, Butts, and Guts class — and an arthritis aquatic therapy class.

Trainer Linda Vilagi leads her class on a “kick-butt” workout.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/11/web1_IMG_6940.jpgTrainer Linda Vilagi leads her class on a “kick-butt” workout.

A 9 a.m. “TBG” class incorporates small bursts of cardio and toning exercises.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/11/web1_IMG_6937.jpgA 9 a.m. “TBG” class incorporates small bursts of cardio and toning exercises.

Group members break a sweat as they follow trainer Linda Vilagi in set of 80 dead lifts with dumbbells.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/11/web1_IMG_6963.jpgGroup members break a sweat as they follow trainer Linda Vilagi in set of 80 dead lifts with dumbbells.

Denise Paller leads her arthritis therapy class through a series of low-impact exercises.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/11/web1_IMG_6944.jpgDenise Paller leads her arthritis therapy class through a series of low-impact exercises.

“We’re from O-HI-O!” echoes through the small room during the aquatics class.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/11/web1_IMG_6950.jpg“We’re from O-HI-O!” echoes through the small room during the aquatics class.

Swimmers sing “The Hokey Pokey,” and slowly twirl in the water.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/11/web1_IMG_6951.jpgSwimmers sing “The Hokey Pokey,” and slowly twirl in the water.